Friday, October 14, 2005

Deuce Discussion #2: Reality TV, Misunderstood Genre?

In Today's DD, Arfeo tackles that most controversial of topics: reality television. What are his thoughts on the medium? Read on.

I’m with you, I hate reality TV. Personally, I would rather receive a redundant circumcision than watch an episode of The Bachelor. It’s all starting to run together for me now. People trapped on an island, eating bat feces to find their true millionaire love while spending lifelines on trivia questions as to where in the world they must travel next in order to see what really happens when people start getting real.

But if we think about it, this odium we feel towards that genre of television is only as limited as the definition we give it. For isn’t pornography and sports simply reality television? And who among you can cast the first stone if they are included? Dead silence as I suspected. So let us agree to say this, not all reality TV is bad. Just most of it.

6 Comments:

At 12:52 PM, October 14, 2005, Anonymous Cody said...

First off, the NEWS was and will always be the first reality television show. Secondly, I'm tired of "Reality TV". If I have to listen to more petty bickering about special feelings being hurt or how people are backstabbing ass-clowns then I will take a miter saw to the temple. The only good show of this kind is the Ultimate Fighter on Spike.TV... because they beat the crap out of eachother!

 
At 2:09 PM, October 14, 2005, Blogger Richard said...

I now obligate that all posts mention pornography at least once. Affirmed.

 
At 7:55 PM, October 14, 2005, Anonymous bass said...

i of course agree on the ufc show, and i ask the question burning in all of us, when will the game show make its epic return, "LONG LIVE PAT SAJACK"

 
At 9:41 PM, October 14, 2005, Blogger coloradohurricane said...

I'm still waiting for a Reality TV show like "The Running Man."

 
At 9:21 PM, October 15, 2005, Anonymous bass said...

"Heres your Subzero, now plain zero!"
that one was for your deuce

 
At 9:55 PM, October 16, 2005, Blogger Harold said...

I'm going to punch you in your stomach, and tear out your SPIIIINEEE.......that was my other favorite bass...

 

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